Industrial robots for handling tasks make your company more efficient
Human labor is expensive, not always reliable and imprecise in frequently repeated work steps due to lack of concentration. With an industrial robot, on the other hand, many work steps can be automated cost-effectively. With the right handling technology, we adapt your industrial robot individually to the tasks to be performed. This allows you to significantly increase the output of your production without compromising quality.
A linear robot usually works with 3 motion axes, one for each direction in the coordinate system. If the application also requires tilting or rotating of components, linear robots with up to 5 axes can be realized.
Articulated arm robot
Industrial robots with articulated arm usually have 6 motion axes for the complex handling of components, making almost any desired position possible. If the industrial robot is additionally mounted on a linear axis, the available working range can be extended by quite a bit.
The classic parallel grippers can be used for many tasks. You can choose between different designs:
Small parts gripper for difficult work with sensitive and/or small components
Universal grippers for versatile and flexible use in industry
Large lifting grippers for heavier components that have to be moved safely and precisely
Swivel grippers for complex work steps and flexible positioning
Depending on your needs, the robots grippers can be equipped with special handling technology, including inductive sensors, magnetic switches and special gripper fingers optimized for your workpieces. Customized robot solutions with electric, servo-electric or pneumatic grippers are possible. We can offer you the right gripping solution for almost any application.
What is meant by cooperating robots?
Cooperating robots share the work. For example, one industrial robot can pick up the component and rotate it into the correct position so that the other robot can process it (for example, set spot welds). In this case, the handling robot takes over the task of the positioner, but offers much more flexible options for positioning the component. In addition, thanks to grippers, it can automatically pick up the component to be processed and put it down again. The loading and unloading processes are thus automated, which enables shorter cycle times and more economical operation.
What advantage does the robot's handling technology offer compared to humans?
For monotonous, repetitive tasks, industrial robots are much more cost-efficient and reliable compared to human workers. Once purchased, they incur hardly any ongoing operating costs, do not get tired, and do not slacken in either attention or precision. In addition, robots perform many jobs much more consistently and precisely, which can significantly increase the quality of the end product.
However, industrial robots certainly play out their greatest advantage when it comes to their working speed. Especially when moving components, humans cannot keep up (especially with heavier weights). This results in shorter cycle times and a higher production speed with first-class quality.
Where does Industry 4.0 use handling robots?
In the largely automated Industry 4.0, robots with handling technology are without alternative. For example, solar panels cannot be manufactured at all without industrial robots, because moving many millions of solar cells between the individual work steps would not be possible efficiently otherwise.
In heavy industry, the movement of components for loading and unloading presses and other machines (e.g. injection molds) is much faster and safer with handling robots. The tasks can be modified accordingly depending on the area of application.
When applying substances to workpieces (e.g. silicone, paints, etc.), it is often a question of exact layer thicknesses, which only a robot can maintain perfectly. Added to this is the enormous working speed and economical use of consumables.